Broder's contradictory statements:
In a glowing profile of Republican Bobby Jindal, he writes
: (emp add)
An intellectual match for [Barack] Obama, Jindal is a graduate of Brown University and won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford.
Jindal campaigned ... to ... open classrooms to the teaching of creationism as an alternative to evolution.
You see, that's what intellectuals do, disparage evolution.
This blog has said it before, and will say it again, Broder is a promoter of Republicans
. He is not a neutral observer.
He also writes:
... Republicans have established a phalanx of successful conservative governors across the Southeast who share a pragmatic streak that voters seem to like.
That's nothing more than Republicans being the party of the Confederacy. The states with Republican governors that Broder is wowed with are:
It's not a sign of successful governing, it's a sign of cultural alignment (and fidelity to "extractive economy" policies).
BONUS: This from the comments section
at the WaPo:
The most enjoyable part of a Broder column?
IMHO people should continue to focus on the fact that Jindal is a bigot (anti-Protestant, in his case).